Trafigura buys more naphtha; snaps up Reliance cargo

SINGAPORE (Reuters) -- European trader Trafigura has bought 55,000 t of naphtha from India's Reliance Industries for end-May loading from Sikka, adding to its unusually high purchases of the fuel from the Singapore cash market, traders said on Wednesday.

Japan March petchem naphtha imports rise 14% y/y

TOKYO (Reuters) -- Japan's naphtha imports for the petrochemical sector rose 14% in March from the same month a year earlier, government figures showed on Friday.

Asia naphtha demand fades as petchem firms snap up LPG

SINGAPORE (Reuters) -- Asian petrochemical makers are ramping up purchases of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) to use as an alternative feedstock to naphtha, looking to snap up cheap cargoes as heating demand for LPG fades in the wake of winter.

Neste Jacobs, Coolbrook to develop new olefin cracking technology

Neste Jacobs, a technology, engineering and project management company and Coolbrook, a technology development company, are developing a new technology innovation in collaboration with University of Oxford's Osney Thermo Fluids laboratory, University of Cambridge's Whittle laboratory, and major chemical producers such as Dow Chemical as well as equipment manufacturers including MANTurbo. This innovation is based on hydrocarbon (e.g. Naphtha) cracking method, where ethylene, the core raw material for polyethylene is produced.

Driving innovation in the downstream: IRPC returns to New Delhi

Adrienne Blume, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Gulf Publishing Company and Hydrocarbon Processing are pleased to announce that IRPC 2017 will be held April 18–20 in New Delhi.

India's Reliance buys naphtha to feed growing domestic demand

SINGAPORE (Reuters) -- India's Reliance Industries has bought between 60,000 and 90,000 t of heavy full-range naphtha for March arrival to plug a supply gap due to its growing petrochemical capacity, industry sources with knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday.

Japan's Mitsubishi buys Iran naphtha cargo

TOKYO/SINGAPORE (Reuters) -- Japan's Mitsubishi Corp bought a naphtha cargo from Iran last month, the Asian country's first such purchase from Iran since October 2016, sources familiar with the matter said.

Bangladesh Petroleum to sell discounted naphtha to Vitol

DHAKA (Reuters) -- Bangladesh Petroleum Corp (BPC) will sell 170,000 barrels of naphtha to oil trading giant Vitol at a discount of 17 cents to Singapore quotes, up from the last sale.

S. Korea's S-Oil to sell $1B diesel, naphtha, jet fuel to Saudi Aramco

SEOUL, Jan 5 (Reuters) - South Korea's S-Oil, the country's third-largest refiner, has signed a deal to sell a combined $1 billion of diesel, naphtha and jet fuel this year to Saudi Aramco, its biggest shareholder.

Honeywell’s Connected Performance Services to help PetroVietnam improve refinery efficiency

A subsidiary of PetroVietnam will use Honeywell’s new IIoT-based Connected Performance Services offering to improve the performance of its manufacturing operations in Quang Ngai City, Vietnam.